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Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show
Guruve's display of Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (photo courtesy of David Bartholomew)

2018 Chelsea Flower Show – Guruve’s beautiful display at prestigious garden show

21st May 2018

Guruve exhibit Shona sculpture at Chelsea Flower show This is Guruve’s 14th consecutive year exhibiting superb quality contemporary Shona sculpture at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Artists on display include: a stunning garden sculpture centrepiece by Peter Gwisa brand new works by perennial favourite Tonderai Sowa new star artist Willard Bopoto whose pieces are […]

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Sylvester Mubayi with one of his sculptures

Sylvester Mubayi at Venice Biennale 2017

19th March 2018

We are delighted that senior sculptor Sylvester Mubayi was chosen to represent Zimbabwe at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Sylvester was one of four artists whose work filled the Zimbabwe Pavilion. Logistical and financial support came from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Sylvester Mubayi is the most famous living artist from the so-called ‘first-generation’ of Zimbabwe’s ‘Shona sculpture’ […]

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National recognition for Guruve’s artists at NAMA yet again!

2nd December 2017

We are delighted that Rufaro Murenza was selected as a finalist in Zimbabwe’s prestigious National Arts Merit Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rufaro has been shortlisted for the 3D visual arts category of NAMA. A huge well done, Rufaro, and our commiserations on the controversial decision on the night!

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New works by famous artists from private collectors

2nd December 2017

Guruve is increasingly becoming a hub for the secondary market in Shona sculpture by the most famous names in the art movement, so do keep checking our web gallery for new pieces being sold on behalf of private collectors or contact us if you have a piece you wish to sell. Exciting new additions to our […]

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Frank McEwen bequest to British Museum now online

2nd December 2017

Images of the sculptures bequested by Frank McEwen, OBE, to the British Museum are now online. The collection includes early works by some of the most significant artists in the Shona sculpture art movement, and we’re sure our collectors will find them fascinating. Frank McEwen, OBE was the influential first curator of the National Gallery […]

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Chapungu goes into liquidation

2nd December 2017

In a very sad day for the Zimbabwean sculpture movement, the Daily News announced on 5 Nov 2012 that Chapungu, Harare’s foremost gallery of Shona sculpture, has gone into liquidation. This famous gallery, a well-known tourist destination and organiser of many prestigious international exhibitions, has been struggling financially for many years and even the return […]

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SSG sculpture garden

The Shona Sculpture Gallery opens in Harare

15th August 2017

Guruve’s sister gallery, the Shona Sculpture Gallery, finally opened its gates to the public in March 2016 after three years of preparation. With a delightful sculpture garden and a Spanish-style verandah for smaller works, we are already getting great reviews on TripAdvisor. A much-needed positive development for the art movement and artists on the ground in Zimbabwe!

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Painting Mbudzi Yadhura (Goats Are Now Expensive) by Lovemore Kambudzi

Exciting new addition to Guruve’s gallery

15th August 2017

We are delighted to announce that works by internationally acclaimed and controversial artist Lovemore Kambudzi are now available on our web gallery. Lovemore has become known as ‘the eye of the people’, as his honest and humorous paintings reveal the highs and lows of life in contemporary Zimbabwe, where the political and economic situation is an all-pervasive backdrop to his vibrant and dynamic canvases. Enjoy!

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Guruve funds the new gallery structure for young artists

15th August 2017

Guruve sent US$3,000 in July 2015 to fund the construction of a new central gallery space at the Arts Centre for up and coming young sculptors in Zimbabwe, roughly ten years after we funded the original building. See the whole project unfold in photos – work was completed in a week!

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Shona stone sculpture by Zimbabwean artist Antony Masamba Let's Preserve Our Unity
Zimbabwean Shona sculptor Antony Masamba

Antony Masamba

Sculptor

Antony is one of the most abstract sculptors that Guruve promotes. His work is outstanding, not just in his creativity and technical ability, but also in his attention to detail.

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